Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Porter
Blackburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle Conditioned.
Surprisingly refreshing for a full-flavoured dark porter with subtle notes of smokiness and liquorice. A taste of the past, inspired by a time when the elite would gather in Elizabethan taverns, to sample the finest ales, porters and wines.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2593) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured black, with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark malt, light earth and molasses. Thick mouthfeel. Roasted malt flavours, with dates and coffee. Finish was burnt malt, roasted nuts and liquorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Huge brownish head. Thick black. Sweet malts and coffee on aroma. Dark chokolate, coffee, herbs and sweet roasted malts on aroma. Medium to light bodied is thin and watery, not in balance with flavours.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toomio (583) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Vetinen. Suomen snnst taas pilannut hyvn tuotteen. Lupaus ilman lunastusta. On parempiakin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10384) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Think its past is BBE, so Ill forgive the over-carbonation. Pours black, thick beige head. Aromas of liquorice, molasses. Taste is more of the same, slightly sweet. Full bodied though. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
guilhermeemc (4) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Aroma bom, lembra caf e at olivas (azeitona e azeite). Aparncia razovel, pouco cremosa e vim pouca espuma. Colorao tpica de cervejas escuras. O que n desagradou muito foi o sabor e o retrogosto. Achei amarga em excesso, difcil de deglutir. Uma das poucas cervejas que achei desagradvelmente amarga. E o gosto permanece. No geral, no achei uma boa cerveja.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
danielyabu (1636) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - AUG 25, 2014
large creamy light brown head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: moderate burnt malt, mild coffee and olive. if: light sweet acidic and bitter. ff: light sweet moderate acidic light bitter and acetic (vinegar); long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic light astringent finish. Lembra espuma de coca. Leve acidez/lembrana de azedume surge como grave defeito no estilo. Dulor maltado e com presena de caf. Vencimento para outubro. Na segunda metade, sabor fica azedo com background de caf.3 s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
fizz. far to much fizz. this was going to be my nightcap but i see i shall have to wait for it too calm down, couldnt be bothered scraped the foam down the sink! so anyways.. caramel, roasty, chocolate, black, hazy, sparkling, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, fizzy. i think this is one ill have to give another go, it wasnt awful it was just the over carbonation has put me off.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Black, creamy head. Roasted coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Medium sweetness, medium palate. Pretty standard mild porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottled (From K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some mild smoke and a bit buttery notes along with some chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, mild roasted malt and some slight smoky and ashy notes. A bit wooden and slightly tart edge to it Smooth porter, but a bit thin as for the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2952) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2014
A colablack beer with a dense, creamy, quite big and beige head. The nose is balanced. Dark chocolate, liquirice and roastiness, hint of coffee. Taste is quite dry and roasted, some sourness and salt, coffee in the end. Quite light to drink but its not bothering too much. Aroma is good but then the taste is slightly too thin and simple. Anyway, good beer.

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